Graeme Swann


Graeme Swann is a former English cricketer, right arm off-break bowler and a right-handed batsman. Being a bowling all-rounder, he had decent batting averages in Test and T20 cricket.

He made is County Cricket debut in 1998 for Northamptonshire and played for the England U19 team in the same year emerging victorious in the 1998 World Club. Graeme made his England A Squad debut aged just 20 years in 2000, but it was a brief foray into the top level. Eight years later, having learnt his trade on the county scene with Northamptonshire and then Nottinghamshire, his Test debut came against India and from that point he never looked back, becoming one of England's greatest spinners.

In 60 Tests, he took 255 wickets at a touch under 30 runs apiece in a little more than five years, prolific wicket-taking exceeding anyone else in Test cricket in that period. He retired from all forms of cricket in 2013, as England's sixth highest wicket-taker, the leading offspinner and second among all England slow bowlers. He helped England win the 2009, 2011 and 2013 Ashes and the 2010 World twenty20.

From 2014 to present day, since his retirement from international cricket, Graeme has worked as a media commentator and summariser with BBC's Test Match Special and was paired with Oti Mabuse in the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing.